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COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2013

A leader of one of Italy's most powerful mafias has been arrested in Colombia's second-largest city, Medellin, indicating the ongoing ties between organized crime groups in the two nations.

COLOMBIA / 20 MAR 2013

Colombian police have captured a drug trafficker in Bogota with close ties to the Italian mafia, shining a light on one of Europe's principal trafficking routes.

CARIBBEAN / 31 OCT 2012

The Dominican Republic has arrested seven Czech suspected gang members, illustrating the Caribbean country's growing importance as a hub for transnational organized crime.

ECUADOR / 24 OCT 2012

Ecuadorean police have dismantled two criminal networks stretching from South and Central America to Eastern Europe, highlighting Ecuador's growing role as hub for transnational crime.

EUROPE CRIME / 31 AUG 2012

Venezuela authorities, working closely with Italian and Interpol investigators, apprehended convicted Italian mob boss Salvatore Bonomolo, illustrating the strong ties the Cosa Nostra has with South America.

ECUADOR / 8 AUG 2012

Ecuador's arrest of a Russian national suspected of drug trafficking points to the country's importance as a operating base for international criminal groups.

CARIBBEAN / 20 JUL 2012

A top anti-narcotics official in the Dominican Republic has claimed that foreign mafias and cartels are at fault for the Dominican Republic’s drug problems.

EUROPE CRIME / 3 JUN 2012

A ten-year investigation by Italian authorities into the nation’s drug trafficking networks offers a glimpse into the Italian mafia’s links with Mexican gangsters, and the role that the…

ARGENTINA / 30 MAY 2012

The case of a shady Balkan crime network sheds light on the ways that the South American drug trade has spread to far-flung corners of the globe.

EUROPE CRIME / 17 FEB 2012

Spain's National Court has indicted 52 people for laundering drug money, some of which allegedly helped in financing the FARC, further highlighting the rebel group's international reach.

EUROPE CRIME / 10 AUG 2011

The rise of the Zetas as not just a Mexican menace but as a significant power in the international drug trade has been helped…

CARIBBEAN / 16 FEB 2011

Reports from the Dominican Republic warn of the presence of Russian and Italian mafia on the island, buying up land, perhaps with more than just holiday plans in mind.

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